Denke's Stonehenge Snow Fence Confirmed
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Garry Denke
2008-09-03 00:22:38 UTC
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Denke's Stonehenge Snow Fence Confirmed


Denke's Stonehenge Snow Fence was a structure used to force drifting
of snow to occur in a predictable place on Salisbury Plain, rather
than in a more natural method. Denke's Stonehenge Snow Fence was
primarily employed to minimize the amount of snowdrift over the henge.
Ancient farmers and ranchers used Denke's Stonehenge Snow Fence to
create large drifts for a ready supply of water in the spring.

Denke's Stonehenge Snow Fence was constructed of large Oak Wooden
Poles set deeply into the ground with large Oak Wooden Planks running
vertically across them. The drifting of snow behind Denke's Stonehenge
Snow Fence followed the laws of physics as the pressure on the
downwind side was less than that on the windward side, which allowed
the light material snow (and Luau leaves) to settle there.


Garry W. Denke

Garry Denke
2008-09-06 13:13:55 UTC
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20ft British Petroleum Snow Fence Confirmed

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of what they believe to be a
20ft fence designed to screen Stonehenge from the view of unworthy
Stone Age Britons.

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The dig's co-director Dr Josh Pollard, of Bristol University, said:
"The construction must have taken a lot of manpower. The palisade is
an open structure which would not have been defensive and was too high
to be practical for controlling livestock. It certainly wasn’t for
hunting herded animals and so, like everything else in this ceremonial
landscape, we have to believe it must have had a religious
significance. The most plausible explanation is that it was built at
huge cost to the community to screen the environs of Stonehenge from
view. Basically, we think it was to keep the lower classes from seeing
what exactly their rulers and the priestly class were doing."

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Mike Pitts, editor of British Archaeology Magazine and author of the
book Hengeworld, said: "This is a fantastic insight into what the
landscape would have looked like. This huge wooden palisade would have
snaked across the landscape, blotting out views to Stonehenge from one
side. The other side was the ceremonial route to the Henge from the
River Avon and would have been shielded by the contours. The palisade
would have heightened the mystery of whatever ceremonies were
performed and it would have endowed those who were privy to those
secrets with more power and prestige. In modern terms, you had to be
invited or have a ticket to get in."

20ft British Petroleum Snow Fence Confirmed